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audiphone

[ aw-duh-fohn ]
/ ˈɔ dəˌfoʊn /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve.

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Origin of audiphone

1875–80, Americanism;audi(o)- + -phone, modeled on telephone
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British Dictionary definitions for audiphone

audiphone
/ (ˈɔːdɪˌfəʊn) /

noun

a type of hearing aid consisting of a diaphragm that, when placed against the upper teeth, conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear
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